Customers are increasingly letting us know that they want to access codes in digital format. For years, NFPA has offered PDF versions of its codebooks and handbooks in addition to the staple print editions. As the world of work has been amplified by faster, cheaper and mobile computers, the demand for content in multiple formats has grown. Recently, we’ve been seeing staggering growth in the number of customers that actually buy both.
As a result, NFPA is experimenting with a new pricing structure for the on-the-go code consumer: IP-based pricing. What does this mean? Basically, if you purchase the Intellectual Property (IP) contained within one code book, you shouldn’t have to pay for that same IP a second time just to have it in a digital format. Now, customers can purchase the print title of a code at list price (or member discounted price) and a copy of that same code in PDF form for just the format cost. This goes for handbooks as well.
To break it down: if you purchase a print edition of a code, you can purchase the PDF for $30 more. The NFPA 1 price bundle is $112.00, or $82.00 for the print edition and $30 for the PDF. If you purchase a print edition of a handbook, you can purchase the PDF for $50 more. The NFPA 101 handbook price bundle is $215.50, or $165.50 for the print edition and only $50 for the PDF edition.
Our first batch of IP-based bundles are: NFPA 1, NFPA 10, NFPA 25, NFPA 30, NFPA 54, NFPA 58, NFPA 70 (NEC), NFPA 70E, NFPA 99, NFPA 101, and NFPA 921. Check them out and let us know which codes you’d like to see in the pipeline next.